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Principal Software Engineer

LOCATION: Remote
REMOTE ELIGIBLE: Fully Remote
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: 5% or less
REQUISITION ID: 1063
<p>The Principal Software Engineer is responsible for architecting, designing, creating, testing and ensuring the quality of large scale or complex software for a major product or product line. The Principal Software Engineer will also be responsible for high level research and analysis related to software design and development and is considered to be a thought leader who mentors others and provides technical leadership.</p> <p><strong>Duties and Responsibilities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Work proactively to understand domain (Healthcare) and technical trends that will impact/drive the architecture;</li> <li>Mentor and support other team members, provide technical guidance across multiple products;</li> <li>Work collaboratively to write high quality, testable code that meets the Definition of Done;</li> <li>Strive to meet team commitments;</li> <li>Strive to eliminate technical debt;</li> <li>Adopt a Test-First approach to software development, where possible in which the test is developed before the code;</li> <li>Participate in design and code reviews with other engineers;</li> <li>Use best software engineering practices to evolve the system design;</li> <li>Create automated unit, system and acceptance tests;</li> <li>Participate in test plan reviews;</li> <li>Perform unit/module testing of software;</li> <li>Continuously evaluate software performance, identify performance degradation and opportunities to gain performance improvements valued by customers;</li> <li>Actively support and contribute to end of iteration demos;</li> <li>Support the early and continuous validation of features and stories with Customers, Analysts and Inovalon's customer facing teams to maximize the market value of the software delivered at each increment;</li> <li>Work with stakeholders across the organization to understand business and customer requirements that drive the overall portfolio architecture;</li> <li>Responsible for assigned integration, testing and deployment tasks to manage the server fleet and complex computing systems to drive automation, improvement, and performance;</li> <li>Take responsibility for detailed design, analysis, testing, and optimization;</li> <li>Actively foster continuous team improvement in self and team;</li> <li>Contribute to team retrospectives; Help to identify and resolve team impediments;</li> <li>Challenge the status quo;</li> <li>Encourage and use experimentation as a tool to achieve continuous improvement of team performance;</li> <li>Take ownership of problems and continuously strive to become a better problem solver;</li> <li>May establish and maintain software configuration control and software development environments including program source control to ensure reliable backups and source code integrity;</li> <li>Support design and refactoring through rapid prototyping and experimentation during research and refactor spikes;</li> <li>Provide product content to technical writers and review for technical accuracy;</li> <li>Write and maintain documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, testing, changes, and corrections;</li> <li>May represent the Engineering function in Release Management processes with an eye to scope management, quality, deployment options, release and market considerations;</li> <li>Maintain compliance with Inovalon’s policies, procedures and mission statement;</li> <li>Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined within Inovalon’s Operating Policies and Procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position; and</li> <li>Fulfill those responsibilities and/or duties that may be reasonably provided by Inovalon for the purpose of achieving operational and financial success of the Employer.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Job Requirements:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Minimum 10 years experience with Unix management, complex computing platforms, and/or cutting-edge technologies involving virtualization, distribution, and high performance computing;</li> <li>Demonstrates high personal integrity and ability to earn trust from others;</li> <li>Demonstrates a growth mindset, seeks feedback often and is effective in continuous personal and professional development;</li> <li>Participating in self-directed learning activities aimed at developing deep expertise within technical domain, including reading relevant publications, participating in domain forums or groups etc.;</li> <li>Innovation - anticipates and looks for creative ways to solve problems; is proactive, seeks out and applies best practices;</li> <li>Deep understanding of context within which our products are being developed, deployed and used;</li> <li>Complex problem solving skills. Strong analytical skills and the ability to understand complexities and how components connect and relate to each other;</li> <li>Strong communication skills;</li> <li>Strong teamwork skills for cross group cooperation;</li> <li>Strong technical knowledge across the industry;</li> <li>Leadership skills with ability in coaching and mentoring;</li> <li>Constantly refine and stay current with emerging themes in Software Development and Testing; and</li> <li>Builds secure applications and adheres to security standards.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Education:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, technical field, or equivalent experience is required.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Physical Demands and Work Environment:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Sedentary work (i.e. sitting for long periods of time);</li> <li>Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force;</li> <li>Frequently or constantly to lift, carry push, pull or otherwise move objects and repetitive motions;</li> <li>Subject to inside environmental conditions; and</li> <li>Travel for this position will include less than 25% locally usually for training purposes.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p><div class="content-conclusion"><p><em>By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we enhance our work environment and drive business success. Inovalon strives to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate and of our clients and everyone whom we serve. We endeavor to create a culture of inclusion in which our associates feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work and pursue their professional goals in an equitable setting. We understand that by fostering this type of culture, and welcoming different perspectives, we generate innovation and growth.</em></p> <p><em>Inovalon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirement.</em></p> <p><em>The Company maintains a drug free work environment for all of its associates, which includes employees, contractors and vendors. It is unlawful for associates to manufacture, sell, distribute, dispense, possess or use any controlled substance or marijuana in the workplace and doing so will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or the contracted relationship.</em></p> <div><em>Consistent with Inovalon’s safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div>

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